Effort To Repeal Calif. Vaccine Law Falls Short On Signatures
The effort is part of a backlash against a measure that became law this summer.
Los Angeles Times:
Not Enough Signatures: Vaccine Opponents Fall Short In Ballot Effort
Opponents of a new child vaccination law in California have reported that they turned in some 228,000 signatures on petitions for a referendum to overturn the measure, far short of the number needed to qualify it for next year's ballot. Referendum supporters needed the signatures of 365,880 registered voters by Monday to place the measure before state voters in November 2016. (McGreevy, 9/30)
Bid To Repeal California School Vaccination Law May Falter
A plan to ask voters to repeal a new California law tightening vaccination requirements for school-age children may falter due to a shortfall in signatures needed to put the referendum on the ballot. The effort is part of a backlash against a bill signed into law this summer by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown that requires pupils to be vaccinated against childhood diseases unless they have a medical reason to refuse. It was passed after a measles outbreak among unvaccinated people at Disneyland last year. (9/30)